Salem, Oregon – Today, the Oregon Republican Party released a new ad highlighting how Democrats like Tina Kotek and fake independent Betsy Johnson have driven Oregon “into a ditch.” The ad highlights President Ronald Reagan’s famous closing argument in his 1980 debate with President Carter and Christine Drazan’s rockstar performance at the first gubernatorial debate.
Chairman Justin Hwang said, “As hard as Democrats have fought to make Oregon a ‘progressive utopia,’ nearly two decades of single-party rule by the radical left has only driven our state into a real-world liberal dystopia. Their policy prescriptions have failed Oregon families, driven up record inflation, created a homelessness epidemic, and left us with a record crime wave.”
He continued, “Oregonians have a historic opportunity to stop Oregon’s dystopian slide, and the choice toward a better future for our state could not be more clear. With ballots dropping today, make sure you vote Christine Drazan for Governor!”
Next Tuesday, all of you will go to the polls and stand there in the polling place and make a decision. I think when you make that decision it might be well if you would ask yourself:
Are you better off today than you were four years ago?
Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago?
Oregonians in every corner of the state, they have shared with me their hopes,
…and their dreams,
…and their frustrations.
If you don’t think that this course that we’ve been on for the last four years is what you would like to see us follow for the next four, then I could suggest another choice.
No matter how they’ve presented themselves, they are the status quo. They have their hand on the wheel and drove our state into a ditch. (Imagery of Betsy Johnson and Tina Kotek with clips of chaos in the streets, crime, and homeless camps).
This country doesn’t have to be in the shape that it is in.
Then join me. We need change. We don’t need more of the same and frankly, the future of our state has the opportunity to have a prosperous future where all of us can work together to achieve our best and brightest dreams.
President Reagan and Christine Drazan:
42 years ago, a Republican saved our country.
In 20 days, a Republican can save our state.
For Oregon. For Governor.